American Idol Results: The Fabulous 4

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Another Thursday night, another American Idol elimination.

These are getting harder and harder to introduce because it's getting harder and harder to predict who will stay and who will go. At this point, it seems like any of these contestants could win. Except, you know, only one of them can.

Carrie Underwood and Coldplay are in the theater tonight to give the contestants a master class in live performance. Jimmy's also here to give us his feedback on last night's performances.
The American Idol Five

Instead of leading with a cheesy group sing or the Ford commercial, Ryan takes us straight to the results.

Joshua Ledet will learn his fate first. Jimmy called Joshua's first song "fantastic" and said his performance of "To Love Somebody" was the best performance he's ever heard on Idol. Last night, I finally "got" Joshua. Ryan asked him what kind of album he'd make and he answered music that speaks to people and not necessarily what you'd hear on the radio.

It's no surprise that he's safe.

Coldplay performs their current hit "Paradise." This band is on my list concerts to attend before I die. They're fantastic. I only wish Colton were still around to see them because this is the kind of music I could see him making.

Hollie Cavanagh and Phillip Phillips are up next. Jimmy thought Hollie did a great job on "River Deep, Mountain High" because she didn't go into the performance thinking she would out-do Tina Turner. He thought her second performance was confident, but not fantastic. Jimmy called Phillip's songs from last night "bland" and thinks he should be in tonight's bottom two. I think Jimmy hit on the difference between Hollie and Jessica last night. Both of them did Tina Turner songs for Round One. Only one of them got overconfident, and it wasn't Hollie. As for Phillip, his songs last night weren't my favorites, but I didn't think they were as bad as Jimmy did.

Hollie's in the bottom two, which isn't surprising given her series of bad weeks leading up to this one. Phillip is safe.

It's been seven years since Carrie Underwood took home the Idol crown. She's back tonight and, as usual, she looks great. She sounds great, too. She's performing "Blown Away," the title track from her upcoming album of the same name. It's country in that it tells a story, but it's surprisingly un-country in sound.

Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez are up last. Jimmy calls Skylar a fighter and says she was exciting even if she didn't seem to really understand the lyrics to "Fortunate One." He also disagreed with Jennifer about Skylar's interpretation of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." While Jennifer thought it could win the competition, Jimmy thought it was confused. He loved every part of Jessica's "You Are So Beautiful" and called "Proud Mary" a "travesty." He said her dress was too mature for a 16 year old. High-five to Jimmy for making that comment. She's 16 and that dress was too tight and too short! But about the singing, I agree with him that last night wasn't Skylar's best. Not by a long shot. I wasn't as impressed with Jessica's second number as he was.

Jessica's safe. Skylar's in the bottom two with Hollie.

Before we can find out which girl will be leaving us, Coldplay is back with "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." First, it's another flawless performance. Second, I would NOT want to be on the clean-up crew inside that theater after all the confetti they just dumped all over the place.

Randy's reaction to the bottom two of Hollie and Skylar is to compliment everyone and say they both sang their faces off last night. J.Lo said it's hard to lose anybody. Steven's final thoughts are that we're "experiencing and feeling" these contestants. Mark, in for Keiran, has dimmed the lights.

After nearly 60 million votes, Skylar Laine is going home. She does a reprisal of "Gunpowder and Lead" as her closing number and reminds us who she wants to be as an artist. I have no doubt we'll see her back on this stage in the future.

Were you shocked that Skylar was eliminated tonight? Of the remaining four contestants, who do you want to see win?


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Having a million dollars yeah that's a ton of pressure believe me u don't want that that's almost as tough as being poor and not knowing where Ur next meal will come from or which cardboard box to pick to live in these kids have it so rufff nothing else matters in life but America idol.


Yeah, you said it Rick... this career choice is a piece of cake, singing and being judged in front of millions every week, I mean when compared to YOUR stressful job: Brain Surgeon, I'm guessing. You know, it kinda makes one wonder why so many in the music industry end up turning to drugs and alcohol and sometimes suicide... no way it could be from the hard work and stress... it MUST be from having so much fun in million dollar mansions and making all those fun commercials... Dontcha think???


Yea jaden these guys work really hard all day long live in a million dollar mansion and make commercials I feel so bad for them. Hope they never have to work this hard again i mean there already 18


The only thing Phillip has is a kidney stone other then that he looks stone ....Jessica is god


Jaden just set the bar... Can we all at least try to meet it?


chris,I'd rather listen to judge Randy than your misguided perception of 'diva' Jessica, your comment that she is not even top material is so rediculous, gosh how I would like to meet you in person to see what sort of idiot would write stuff like that, & just want to remind you that the well informed Randy commented that many singers who have been at it for 50 years can not do what Jessica does with her voice...only someone with an amazing & god-given gift can do what she does & just try to imagine what she might be able to do with that voice in ten years time or so?


Each one of us has our own preferences. Let's just support the contestant we like and avoid bashing the others we don't like. Come on! The remaining idols have been working really hard and they deserve to be appreciated!
I like Jessica my votes goes to her but I'll be happy for whoever wins!


I agree jessica is cold. Phillip has so much character he's awesome. It isn't just about the voice. Look at mick jagger steven tyler chris of cold play bob dylan no one like them they like phillip are unique I vote phillip all the way.


If Jessica has a distant and cold personality, you have a dual personality! Yes, Julie and Katie, eh? LOL. I think it's really about time Skylar goes. I mean, I can't stand another country artist making the finale again. We've had two in the finale the previous season.


@Thomas: Aren't you gonna ask Rick "witch" planet HE is living on??? Secondly, is the planet you refer to with American Idol on it, the one graced with Jessica and her perfect voice, actually the one we call Earth? Just a wild guess on my part. p.s. In other news, "Julie" and "katie" appear to be the same person... just sayin'.

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